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TITLE Financial Accounting and Control 1

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Accountancy

DESCRIPTION This study-unit provides students with an introduction to the realm of financial accounting covering the following topics:
1. Objectives and scope of Financial Accounting.
2. The identification of business transactions and their recording in the books of prime entry, with eventual posting into the ledgers.
3. Extraction of the trial balance.
4. Bank Reconciliation Statements.
5. Preparation of final accounts of sole traders and companies.
6. Control Accounts.
7. Incomplete Records and Single-Entry Book-keeping.
8. Accounting from cash records and preparation of accounts for Not-for-Profit Organisations.
9. The Statement of Cash Flows.
10. Interpretation of Accounts.
11. The Annual Report and Published Accounting Information.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim is to provide students with the necessary analytical skills to interpret a set of financial statements.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to acknowledge what a complete set of financial statements entail.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to analyse a complete set of financial statements and interpret them thereof.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Financial Accounting by Michael Jones - Wiley Publishers. ISBN 978-0-470-05898-5.
Introduction to Accounting 3rd Edition by Pru Marriott, JR Edwards & HJ Mellett - SAGE Publications. ISBN 0-7619-7038 X.
Accounting for Non-Accounting Students 6th Edition by JR Dyson - FT Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-273-64683-4.
Management, 8th Edition by Schermerhorn, J.R. - Wiley.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Tutorial

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Written Exercises No 10%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 90%

LECTURER/S Ivan Paul Grixti

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